from the A.D. - Final
so it goes.
started as an exciting and challenging venture in the fall of
1996, has now come to an end. Soon, I will be sending a Certificate
of Dissolution to the California Secretary of State, and the
Subterranean Theatre Company, Inc. will no longer officially
exist. I don't really know what to say, but let me start with,
We made theatre for a full five years. I believe the final tally
of shows that the STC produced, or worked in cooperation with,
was fourteen. A few of them were world or west coast premieres,
a couple Shakespeares, farce, a semi-musical and even a Greek
tragedy. Many performances were free to the public, and a good
number of them were critically lauded. I guess what I liked
most about the productions was that, after every one that I
can remember, there was at least one audience member that said
they didn't like going to plays, but after seeing our play wanted
to go see more.
worked hard. Some of us were stretched to the limit at times,
but in retrospect, that's the best way to see what you're made
of. It also makes future challenges seem not so difficult. Our
hard work didn't always pay-off with full houses, but it paid
dividends in other ways. We brought people together. We created
opportunities. We impressed people. We proved a lot to ourselves.
We learned a lot about our art form. We learned a lot about
business. We gained valuable experience. We made people happy.
We had a good time. We had a lot of good times. It was fun.
STC lived a full life. It is with mixed emotion that I say thanks
Sonnek, Artistic Director